Head of our immigration department “Anita Vasisht is a standout individual. She oversees the large and highly successful team and deals with serious and complex appeals and can deal with any issue, no matter the pressure, quickly, calmly and decisively, with almost supernatural prescience for making the right strategic calls. Her energy and abilities are limitless and she engenders complete trust from her clients. She is also an absolute pleasure to work with. Anita also has longstanding, peerless, expertise concerning Palestinian refugees.’ Legal 500 2021
“Sources say Anita Vasisht is “tireless and her attention to detail is second to none.” She is at the forefront of cutting-edge cases involving national security as well as those with crossover into criminal law.” (Chambers UK 2018)
Anita graduated in French, Russian and Law from Surrey University. She worked in Amnesty International’s Legal Office before qualifying as a solicitor in May 1997 and has been a partner at Wilsons since 2005.
Read Anita’s inspiring and personal account of her career journey here.
Anita has vast experience in immigration law and she also particularly relishes complex asylum and human rights cases. Over the years, Anita has acquired expertise in representing UNRWA registered Palestinians from Lebanon and she has spent time in the southern Lebanese Palestinian refugee camps.
High profile clients include Algerian former billionaire, Rafik Khelifa, whom Anita represented in his extradition appeal; and Syrian BAFTA award winning activist/film maker Waad Al-Kateab.
Anita has frequently given radio, television and newspaper interviews to support her clients.
National security team
As the head of our national security team, Anita litigates cases in the higher courts and the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC). Cases before SIAC include: British citizenship deprivation appeals; refusal of British national review applications; and all immigration appeals to SIAC.
Listen to Anita talk on BBC London radio about a high profile case:
Languages: French, spoken Punjabi
Interests: Family, cinema, theatre, travel